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Oceanside Double Century Saturday, October 24, 2020
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Oceanside Double Century is Oct 24, 2020  Start: Days Inn, Carmelo Dr./ Time: 4:30-5:30:am/ Cal Triple Crown credit
Date:Saturday, October 24, 2020
Start Time: 5:00-5:30-6:00
Time Limit:20:00 Hours or 12:30 am
Start/Finish Location:Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Total Mileage/Elevation:191 Miles 15100 Ft
Rest Stops:There will be 6 Rest Stops plus dinner
Time Limit:21:00 Hours
Sunrise:7:03
Sunset:6:04
Weather:

Good weather, often foggy along coast early in am.  After lunch, climbing Montezuma it can go from breezy to windy, then after summit,
there's a long down hill, and could get chilly up in the mountain area.  On the way back in the Oceanside area along the bike path, it
could become foggy again.

Drop bag service helps you to be prepared for weather, and anything you may need, that you don't want to carry all day. It works like this:
 At the Ride Start, and or Rest Stop 1, you can pick up a brown paper sack, to put your lights, warm gear, spokes, etc. in,
and it will be forwarded to the last rest stop where you can pick up your bag, which has your lights and warm clothes. You can have a bag
sent to one or both RS 5, and RS 6.  You will write on your bag your name and the number Rest Stop you want it sent to.  Always bring
more warm clothes, batteries, and lights than you think you will need.  They just stay in your bag if you don't need them.  Bags left can be
picked up at Finish Sun, am. or  very late Sat. night.  

Day Before
Registration/Checkin:
6:00-8:00PM
Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Day of
Registration/Checkin:
4:30-5:00am
Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Ride Price:
Early Bird:$119.00 Ends on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
Ends on 148 Days 9 Hours and 31 Minutes
Reg.Fee:$129.00 From Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
to Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
Ends in 195 Days 9 Hours and 31 Minutes
Late Fee:$149.00 Credit Card Only Starts in Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
Starts in 195 Days 9 Hours and 31 Minutes
Registration Closes:Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00 Noon
199 Days 21 Hours and 31 Minutes
Day of Ride: CASH ONLY $164.00
Oceanside 150:$90.00 Oceanside -Julian Loop
Oceanside 125:$80.00 Oceanside-Julian Round Trip
Places to Stay and Eat:Click Here
Online Registration:Register Here
Online Volunteer:Volunteer Here
Registered Rider List:View Registered Rider List
Volunteer List:View Volunteer List
Volunteer Ride:10/25/2020 More Information
Riders Only Area: Riders Only Area
Volunteers Only Area: Volunteers Only Area
Sponsors:Click Here
Contact Us:Mountain High Cycling
10525 Somerset Bl.
Bellflower, CA 90706-1152
howhighwillyouclimb@verizon.net
General Rules
Route GPS Map
Jersey   

   

Oceanside Double Century, 190.0 miles,w 15,100 elevation, designed for ultra-distance cyclists want to enjoy a variety of scenery, with very
few signal lights and stop signs, on  good paved roads. Riding heads south towards the Oceanside Light House and Harbor, passing the
infamous pier, to to Carlsbad riding along side the ocean, then  turns inland at Encinitas..  Heading east, Ramona grade, is your
first climb, five miles, of about 4-5%,   in quiet morning hours, avoiding traffic on Ramona grade. It then connects to  Old Julian (back) Rd.,
a six mile moderate climb, and on over to  Santa Ysabel for Apple Pie. There is one more seven mile 4-6%mountain type climb to the
summit, in old the historic country western town of Julian, where you may pass the one-horse buggy walking along the one country block.

Next, comes an awesome 17 mile descent down Banner Grade into the beautiful  California  Borrego desert on a flat road with two/ half
mile chocolate-chip type hills, then flats with short fun dips and a usual tailwind, usually,that eventually lead to the left –fork turn towards
Borrego Springs..
At this turn, there is a two mile 4-6% climb, with an eight mile descent that overlooks another view of the Borrego desert, leading you to
lunch  at the Park in the center of the road, Lunch. ( Your last signal light was at 50.7 in Ramona, and your next signal will not be until
155.5, Valley Center). From lunch, continue around the Park circle heading west with a three mile warm-up before you begin your climb
out, on Montezuma grade. This eleven mile mountain climb is your major climb of the ride, with temperatures cooler if you left very early, to
  warm, but not as hot as they could be, and. with the winds on the last 5-6 miles picking up gradually. I highly recommend you leave as
early as you can, ascending this mtn. earlier in the day, because the winds may kick up.  There is a water stop half way up.   From the
Summit at Ranchita, a ten mile sweeping,  downhill is your payback,  leading  to Lake Henshaw, RS 4.  From here, you'll ride a flat twenty
mile stretch along the base of Palomar Mountain, then descend five miles to Valley Center Road, RS 6.
       The  next climb, Valley Center Rd., is  3.5 miles of a 4% grade, which is the last major climb. That said, along Lilac Road,  are
mild 1-3% grade back road, short, gentle rollies leading to a descent for 10 miles, to Bonsol, Rest Stop 6.
From Bonsol to the ocean is virtually flat for 13 miles.  The last seven miles are on the bike path, ending at the ocean, a mile from the Finish.

     192 miles is not quite 200, but the climbing makes up for the lack of miles, and the beauty on back roads is worth it.   This ride has
full support,  along with 6 Rest Stops plus dinner at the Finish.   Time limit is 21 hours. There are NO long steep pitches!

If coming from out of the area you may want to consider taking the Metrolink or Amtrack train whereby you can hang up your bike, keep your
eye on it.  The train station is just a mile from the ride Start/Finish.   

If driving, the host hotel is a half mile from the first Oceanside exit, if coming from the north.  There is a large parking lot, a half mile south,
if driving in that morning. 

This is a California Triple Crown approved Double Century.

Looking forward to seeing you for a beautiful Oceanside Double Century!

 

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